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by rtownsend
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

Some videos related to nVidia Fermi. The real-time ray tracing hair demo and water tesselation demos are impressive.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1 ... 1035195143
by rtownsend
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

There's a large thread on OpenCL at the LuxRender forums here (I haven't read it yet):

http://www.luxrender.net/forum/viewtopi ... 47&start=0

And the LuxRender wiki has a page here:

http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/index.php ... and_OpenCL
by rtownsend
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

Octane

Octane Render, commercial (99, during beta - 199 at release) euros appears to be the first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. For now, CUDA only, Windows only. Linux 32/64 and Mac OS X supported in 1.0. Uses Wavefront .obj file format, going to support Collada .dae and Renderman RIB (a...
by rtownsend
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: OpenGL vs DirectX - A game developers view.
Replies: 10
Views: 16565

OpenGL vs DirectX - A game developers view.

IMHO, a good article on why you should use (or be willing to learn) OpenGL: http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/01/Why-you-should-use-OpenGL-and-not-DirectX One of the many reasons I like Blender. Often, when we meet other game developers and say that we use OpenGL for our game Overgrowth, we're met with s...
by rtownsend
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

The AMD Stream SDK v2.0 (production version) is out, for anyone interested.

http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamS ... fault.aspx
by rtownsend
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

I've gotten a couple of notices that there were replys to this topic, with a link like the one below, but no post: http://www.blender.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=76046#76046 Attempting to follow that link gives the following message: The topic or post you requested does not exist Anyhow, it for anyone...
by rtownsend
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

An article on 5800 series availability, for those interested:

http://hardocp.com/article/2009/11/10/o ... r_art_thou
by rtownsend
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 8074

AMD Offers OpenCL Development Kit

The article: AMD Leads Industry as First Chip Supplier to Offer OpenCL™ Development Kit that Supports GPUs and x86 CPUs http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-leads-industry-as-2009oct19.aspx EDIT: NewEgg seems to have deactivated this item. I don't know why. Maybe it will be reactivated in ...
by rtownsend
Wed May 20, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Mozilla, graphics group seek to build 3D Web
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Wall Street Journal article about online gaming

There's a Wall Street Journal article with the title "Free Sports Games Score With the Online Set" that's along the lines of this thread, if you're interested. I'd like to link to it, but the article says "Subscriber Content Preview" after I googled it, so I don't think I can give a link - it will p...
by rtownsend
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Mozilla, graphics group seek to build 3D Web
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Google is interested, also. Looks like there will be at least 2 different ways to do 3D web. I guess the JavaScript support would be a game export type thing, not internally supported in Blender. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10224078-2.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Webware Google might be inter...
by rtownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender's UI is... eh... going to be better than ever!
Replies: 10
Views: 6062

A long time ago (anyone remember Apollo and Vax workstations) I developed applications on a CAD/CAM system. The user interface was eventually broken into 'expert' and 'casual' user interfaces. The experts used a tablet with a pen. The casual interface was a cascading menu system that graphically pre...
by rtownsend
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Mozilla, graphics group seek to build 3D Web
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Mozilla, graphics group seek to build 3D Web

Just another heads up. This one mentions OpenGL. Seems tied to JavaScript. I wonder if supporting JavaScript alongside Python would be a good thing? http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10203458-2.html If posting this kind of stuff seems inappropriate to this forum, it won't hurt my feelings to say s...
by rtownsend
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: AMD Announces beta program for next-gen game dev tools
Replies: 0
Views: 1618

AMD Announces beta program for next-gen game dev tools

I thought this might be of interest to Blender developers/game developers. If not, nevermind... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AMD-Announces-NextGeneration-bw-14735775.html It's a 'closed' beta - you have to request permission to join, so maybe the sooner the better? Don't really know... It's suppose...